Happy 4th of July
Commemorate the birth and independence of the United States with this bright and bold bolster pillow. Stitched in solid-color floss using a blend of full and partial cross stitches with a sprinkling of backstitches, the project is perfect for stitchers of
Skill Level: Intermediate Materials
• 12" x 17" piece 32- count dirty flax
Belfast linen from Zweigart®* • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans®
USA six-strand embroidery floss* • One skein DMC® Antique Light Effects
floss* • Size 26 tapestry needle Stitch Count: 87H x 173W Design Size: 51/2" x 107/8"
Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Work 1/4 cross stitch where small symbols appear using two strands of floss. Work 1/2 cross stitch where small symbols appear together diagonally using two strands of floss.
Backstitch over two threads using one strand of floss.
Work straight stitch using one strand of floss. Finishing Instructions: Refer to Pillow with Piping Instructions on page 61.